1. Interview with Ukraine’s InvestGazeta

    What will cause the power to shift among nations between now and 2050? I often get interview requests from newspaper and magazines as they probe for a better understanding of the world ahead. However, the request I received two days ago was a bit unusual. On Monday, I received an email from Elena Sn…Read More

  2. The Alternative Transportation District

    Short video clip about the opportunities associated with creating an alternative transportation district. Recorded at the Plan Fort Collins event on March 3, 2010 Over the past few years I have been carefully watching what has turned into an explosion of alternative transportation vehicles being dev…Read More

  3. The Urgency Paradox

    As people live longer, some aspects of life are beginning to slow down Tick, tick, tick. For virtually all working people, there is a clock ticking in the background. Tick, tick, tick. Much like the rhythm of a beating heart, the sound of time creates a rhythm for our lives, a world unfolding in iam…Read More

  4. The Future of Libraries: Interview with Thomas Frey

    Libraries in the future will come in many different forms NOTE: The following is a reprint of an interview that recently appeared in American Libraries Magazine Without consulting a crystal ball, Thomas Frey, executive director and senior futurist at the DaVinci Institute, writes and speaks about a …Read More

  5. Next Generation Literacy

    "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can't read & write, but those who can't learn, unlearn & relearn." - Alvin Toffler So what is literacy? The first time I listened to an audio book I thought I was cheating. As a child, reading for me seemed like a lot of work, and my …Read More

  6. Competing for Status

    32 accomplishments that will give you the influence of a college degree “Does being smarter make you happier?” This was the question I posed to the audience at a recent DaVinci Institute event, hoping to gauge their reaction. I found it fascinating to watch this very conflicted group of amazingl…Read More

  7. 9.) Trends to Watch in 2010 – TV-Internet Convergence

    Virtually everywhere you look there are video screens. You see them in bars and restaurants, on elevators, in the back of taxis, and on airplanes. Even most cell phones have now have video screens. Some are connected to the Internet and others are connected to cable television, two distinctly differ…Read More

  8. 8.) Trends to Watch in 2010 – Alternatives to Incarceration

    In a country that claims to be the land of the free, the number of people under the control of the U.S. corrections system has exploded over the last 25 years to more than 7.3 million, or 1 in every 31 U.S. adults, according to a report released by the Pew Center on the States. The actual number of …Read More

  9. 7.) Trends to Watch in 2010 – Colleges Face the Perfect Storm

      After looking at all the signals, there is no other way to describe it. Colleges are under attack. Several legs of the financial stools upon which they are sitting have been kicked out from under them, forcing higher tuition rates on an already cautious base of consumers. But money is only part o…Read More

  10. 5.) Trends to Watch in 2010 – Bookless Libraries

      Many people regarded the September 2009 headline, “Cushing Academy Goes Bookless” as more of a curiosity than a serious trend. The way Cushing Headmaster James Tracy put it, "Instead of a traditional library with 20,000 books, we’re building a virtual library where students will have acces…Read More